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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 5, 1950
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, DECEMBER 1, 1MO •LTTHETTLLB, (AKK.) OOUKIEH MEWS Chick, Pap Cagers Invade Memphis Southside Tonight Blylheville High School's Pap and Chick cagers, off to a good start in their 1950-51 season, invade Memphis tonight for a pair of games with South Side High School teams. Tht Chicks «nd Pap« opened* thdr seuoiu with victories over Holland, Mo., fives list Friday night and tonight'* game* may serve as thtir lirst real tests. Both Blytheville teams are han- dlcapped by the'extra long football •eason this fall. The Chick cag- ers have thre members that will definitely get starting roles this winter, still out for football and the Paps have three. These candidates will not be able to report for basketball drills until after the Chicks' state championship game with Camden Friday night and probably won't be worked into the lineup until after the Christmas holidays. Coach jimmy Fisher's Chicks looked good in polishing off Holland in (heir opening game but they still need a consideiable a^kunt of work. The Chicks hnve been holding daily workouts from Sports Roundup HUGH rULL£BTON the past three weeks. Play Messick Thursday Coach Earl Stabler's Paps had littJe trouble in getting by the Holland Juniors but showed promise of developing Into a fair aggregation in due time. Stabler used mostly inexperienced players against the . MEssourSans because three of his starters have been delayed by loot- ball. The Chicks and .Paps will play at home again Thursday night when they meet another strong Memphis Learn, the Messick Panthers, in a doubleheader. They go to Manila on Dec, 15 and then return home Dec. 19 to close their prc-Christmas season against Rector Coach Donna Johnson's squaws are Idle tonight and will not return Lo action until Dec. 12 when they play Holland here. Coach Fisher will start the same five boys that started against Holland in tonight's game. Gay Parrish and Lynn Vowel 1 will b'e at forwards, Billy Crafton at center and Sonny Stires and Robert Harrison *t guards. BUFFALO, N. Y., Dec. 5. The basketball season hardly has begun but already Buffalo fans think they've seen the piayti ol the year and maybe the team, too... They're really steamed up about Mel Hutchins and his Briglmm Young teammates, who walloped Niagara Saturday and take on City College in New York tomorrov .. Hutchins is a lanky, lazy-looking sort ol kid who just slides into the right places and hits the basket with deadly accuracy.. .Since this is a ireal big league town in college basketball, the fans should know something. They see most of the important teams during the course ol a winter., .Maybe it's appropriate that Buffalo, still hoping to go big lime in football, should be the first to recognize a stickout cage team from the skyline six, a conference with similar hopes. Get a Kike, lUr Another story from the recent midwest snowstorms: Ike Mclntyre of Winchester, N. y., decided to fly to Knoxville for the Tennessee- Kciifucky Rame, rather than drive through heavy traffic. So he parked his car at the Cincinnati airport, flew to Knoxvllle, saw the tfamc and caught the first plane out... But there was ice on the runway at Cincinnati and ht went on to Chicago.- Another plane (hat couldn't land took him to Atlanta and finding there still was no chance to reach his car, Ike flew riff hi into the middle of the crowd at Knoxville and caught a train home. Missco's Hoop Season Livens At Ltatt S Gam** To Bt Played in County Tonight Mi«ls»!ppl County'i W50-S1 baa- ketball ftuon gets In full »wing tonight with at Isast live games ichedulcd within the county. Just ibout every team except O»- ceol* ha* already opened the season and at least seven of the county's 16 high school teams are slated for action tonight. LeichvUle's district champion Lions will be in action at home to night, meeting teams from Rector. The Lions opened their season NoK. 24 by walloping Arkansas State High of Jonesboro, Burdette's Pirates who have won and lost in two games already this season, will try to get back on the winning trial tonight when the clash with Ihe Missco High five In Burdette's new gym. The Pirates show promise o! being one of the most improved teams In the county this year. Dell PUj-s Luxora Dell and Luxora, two rivals of long standing, will go at each ohtcr at Luxora tonight. Both schools opened their seasons Nov. 23 with Luxora meeting Manila and Dell playing Gosnell. Crosnell's Pirates who have lost to both Steele and Dell already this season, will try to get going against the ^Armorel Tigers at Armorel tonight. The Tigers are sporting a new gym this year and are expected to be-greatly Improved over Armorel teams of previous years. Blylheville's Chicks will also be in action tonight but away from home. The Chicks go to Memphis tonight to meet strong Memphis Southside High, In Southeast Missouri Stecle's Bulldogs, who look like the ciass of Selkirk Signed As Blues' Pilot • Brownies to Keep Zack Taylor; Adair To Coach White Sox SITTING PRETTY—Yankee shortstop Phil Rizzuto perches hnp- pily in the lap of manager Casey Stengel in New York and waves his freshly-signed contract, said lo call tor $50,000. The American League's 'Most Valuable Player last season, Scooter is the first Yankee to ink a 1051 pact. ST. POTKRSnUllG, Fla,, Dec. 5. (AP>— Here's a quick rundown of yesterday's developments at the ma jor-mlnor league baseball meetings: George Selkirk, former New York Yankee nut I! elder, was named manager of the Yanks' Kansas City farm team In the American Association. Zack Taylor signed to manage the St. Louis Browns for the • third straight year. Jimmy Adair was apixnnled third- base coach of the Chicago Whit* Sox. rtollie HemsLey quit as pilot o tiie Columbus Red Birds of tin American Association. Manager Joe Gordon of Sacra mento of the Pacific Coast I«agu said he hoped to have his forme tcnmnmtc, Ken Kcltncr, play thin biise for him in 1951. Reliable sources said Dutch Mcyei former Detroit inficlder. will be named new manager of the Dallas club of flic Texas League. The Cleveland Indians iinnoun- ccd the appointment of Tom Downey as thrir west const scout. Ottawa paved the way [or taking up the Jersey City franchise in the Internalionnl League by transfer- rliiK its own franchise io Coniwnll, Ontario, in the Harder League. Presidents of 20 Class D leagues met to discuss the 1950 baseball situation. Rickey Expected To Retain Meyer As Buc Manager By JOE liMCHl.KR ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Dec. 6. (AP)—The last ttn- cletcrminctl managerial post, in the major leagues is expected to be settled Thursday when Pittsburgh General Manager Branch Rickey and the incumbent pilot Bill Meyer meet here. Indications are that the 57-year- old Meyer U to be retained for the 1951 season at least .after which his three-year contract calling lor $40,COO per annum Ls at an end. With a minimum of action talcing place at the -19th minor league convention—aside from the player draft—the Pittsburgh managerial gue.ssing game was llic chief topic ol conversation among the 2,000 baseball men meeting here. that area, are at home with Braggadocio furnishing the opposition and Cooler teams go to "Wardell. Brad Rowland Only Repeater On Little All-America Squad NEW YORK, Dec. 5, (AP>—Eleven football players who, wUhout much doubt would star en ?ny major college team it) the country, have been riamed on the Associated Press' annual Little All-America team,.. Bud Wilkinson Inks $725,000 Sugar Contract Indian Right to Hunt DARTMOUTH. Canada (AP) — An elderly Micmac Indian is ap- I^aUng his conviction for hunting dfeS- illegally on the basis ot a year-old treaty. A copy of a treaty, signed by the governor, says in part: "It Is agreed that, the said tribe of Indians shall .nob" be hindered from, but have free liberty of hunting and fishing as One Minute Sports Page St. Bonaventure College, which tossed a wfngdlng last night for Joe Bach and his fine football team, is wondering If soph Ted Mnchibroda couldn't play basketball with a football. . .During an indoor workout one day Ted hollered "watch this" then hurled a perfect pass through the hoop at the other end of the court. "Red Faces With painfully red faces, the Hobart College News Bureau members report It was their error which listed a union footballer who didn't play ngairist H6bart'"6h an all-opponent team.. .Oregon'stale's veteran Slats Gill, the" other 'visiting basketball coach here Saturday, finds officials around the nation have achieved much greater uniformity in interpreting the cage rules, but a few differences still remain. Dots All, Brother OUs Wile, Oklahoma Aggies Hrumbealer, calls his school's spa- clous new basketball gym "the halls of I ha"., George Radman,. North Carolina U. end coach, nev- •r played end but was a star college halfback...Heavyweight Lee Savolrl, just finishing x midwcs- tern exhibition junket, will start a Canadian tour after the Christmas holidays ..Greater Recognition Dept.: Tjehigh's romping: Richards, Dick Gabriel and Dick noyne, were nominated as directors of the EEclhlehem, Pa., Chamber of Commerce, and. Walterboro, S. C., sixth graders ITsted President Truman as No. I amnng the greatest men of the world and Clcmson halfback Billy Hair, a hometown boy, fourth. NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 5. UPj-r-Bud Wilkinson leaves New Orleans today with a $125,000 contract that spirit earned for him and Ms Oklahoma football team. The contract officially matches Oklahoma against Kentucky in the Sugar Bowl game here New Year's Day. That's the Oklahoma learn that Wilkinson predicted would lose two of its first three games this year and the Oklahoma that lost seven men to the Oklahoma National Guard when ft was activated shortly before tne football season opened. Wilkinson flew to New Orleans yesterday to sign the document which will bring his team an estimated $125,000.' Kentucky will get the same amount for its performance. The 34-year-old coach was proud of his team, "We have no aepth and the boys had to make up for it in spirit," he said, "They came from behind time after time to win." He said his seniors played with the spirit and eagerness that you usually find only In sophomores and juniors. "Our squad always had this aggressive 'let's win this one, too.' attitude," Wilkinson said, "and it brought out a greater endeavor from the sophomores." The play era honored performed for schools which are officially listed by the NCAA as not of major sports caliber, cither because o( limited enrollment or because all, or nearly all, of their games arc played against small institutions. A repeater in the "little" back- fietri. Brad Rowland of McMurry College in Texas, is regarded by Southwest Conference coaches as one ol the greatest backs ever produced by the L^ne Star State. His three back ft eld mates on the mythical eleven are Carl Tascff ol John Carroll in Cleveland, Robert Miller of Emory and Henry, and Richard Doyne ol Lehlgh. Ta-sefl was the nation's 'top scorer until the last week of the season. At the ends are Norb Heckcr, Baldwin-Wallace, and Bernard Calendar of Louisiana; at tackles Sal Gero of Elon College and Gal Roberts, Gustavus Adolphus; at guards Jack Hawkins, Central Washington, and Ed Douglas, New Hampshire; center Charles Cope of Franklin and Marshall. The second "little" eleven includes Charles Sanger, Emporia (K.ns.) Stale as a tackle. Dave Manner Gets Berth on AII-SWC Team Osceola Schools Close for Playoff Osceola's schools will close Thursday In order that as many students as possible can attend the O.sccola- Rison,' Class B playoff ^urne nl Pine Bluff, It was announced this morning, Howcve r, n s pokes m a n for the school staled that classes will be resumed FVklay. Mayor Ben. P. Duller has requested that all Osccotfi business firms close a half-day Thursday In order that Seminole fans might attend the game. BENT TWIG—Here is proof 111 Hi Samuel Jackson Sncad was exposed lo golf al Hot Springs. Va , at eight. The leading money winner has never been hatless to this day. Hew Bathing Suits SYDNEY (AP)—Australian migrants from Europe who appear on Sydney's beaches in French-style bathing costumes ,or undress in the open arc causing beach inspectors concern. Inspectors say, in most cases, the new Australians have protested that in the countries from which they came they had been accustomed to such habits. Shrine Invitation Accepted by Rote SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 5. (fPl— Kyle Role, backfield star from Southern Methodist University, will be one of the western players in the annual East-West Shrine football classic, here Dec. 30. Rote's acceptance of an invitation to participate in the famed Neyland Named Coach of Year NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 5. (ff Gen. Bob •Tcyland, coach of tlie Cotton Bowl-bound Tennessee Volunteers, today was named "coach of the year"in the Southeaster Conference. Tlie conference coaches place: Neyland. who's Vols lost but one early season game In 11 starts ahead' of Coach Bear Bryant Kentucky by nine points. Kentucky which plays Oklahoma in the &\ _ Bowl, lost only to Tennessee, 7-0. Fourteen factories in Japan eacl is producing: more than 500 sewin machine units per month. contest played for the cripple children's hospital, was announce today along with those of Stonestreet, center from Rice in stitute and Russ Potriroy, Stanfor tackle and linebacker. DALLAS. Drc. 5. IAV-Dave Han- ir. 20-year-old guard from Parkin, rk., was ihc only University of vka lisas player selected on the l-Southwcst Conference • football am. Hannea. a junior, stands six feet wo and weighs 233 pounds. The team wag selected for the ssoc i a t ed p ress by the .se ven So u- hwest Confcrenc-e coaches. End Pat SununcrnU and buck ouic SehnuFele of Arkansas rcceiv- d honorable mention. Three plfiyers were unanimous rioices Tor the all-southwest team, 'hey were Bob Smith, Texas A. nd M. fullback; Kyle Rote. .South- rn Methodist halfback, and Lewis Bud) McPadin, Texas guard. Texas landed four players on the ,11-star team—Ben Proctor, end; von Jackson, tackle; Byron Townend, bnck, and McFadin. Harold niley, Baylor end; Paul iroski. Rice tackle; Dick High- owfir. Southern Mcthorilst center, ind -Larry isbcll, Baylor back were ther members of the team. SMU Players Deny Reports Of Dissension DALLAS. Dec. y (yi*|—Reports dissension on the Southern Meth ocltst University football squad wer categorically denied loday by entire squad. In a written statement drafted b co-captain Bobby Collier, the squti siu'd of reports that there hud hee locker room fights and disagree menls in the lale singes of tl Soulliwest Conference race whe SMU lost four of five gnmc.s nftc winning Us first live: "There ha\ been many rumors since the ttia lharles Lays ~/eavy Title on .me Tonight CINCINNATI Dec. 5. l/P)—Hca yweight champion Ez/.ard Ciinrlc: ays his title on the line for the [fth lime tonight, In a is-roumle: •ith Nick Barone, sturdy sluggei rom Syracuse. The gucsscr.s hnve a hunch I In 9-year-old Cincinnati Negro isn' aklng too much of n risk will he precious bauble, pjicl hnvc In tailed him as a solid 5-1 favorite The wUfU'ds of odds declare th hallcngcr has never met anyon ion sling tlie all-around class of th :urrcnL king. Hut the New Yorkci i 24-year-old cx-Mnrlne with [>lcn .y of hot action In the Pacific. 1 no novice. In 5'2 (iRhts he has never hoc un oil bis fret. He has knorkc out 21 opponents, and tins lost In bouts—four by decision one on a TKO when the rrfcrc .topped It alter Barone suffere i cut uetir his eye. This Is Charles' first ftpp.cnrntic since outpointing- former oliam Joe Louis In September. The * r liatma of the heavies Is RCttii 42',4 percent of the gate, with i guarantee, and he ciaesn't e.\pc 1,00 hefty n payday .since the gro '- expected to be around $50.0fl is Barone gets 17',-j percent. A snow slorm forced postnon mcnt of the bout a week ago, started losing, but they are all fa] and unjust. "The spirit ami co-operatJon of each player was the same at the end of the season EIS it was at the beginning." The statement. In Hie form of an open letter to Southern Methodist fans, w!\s Riven at n dinner lor the team last night. There are three solid reason* be ack up the probability that M«yer il! be back tor his fourth year at .Usburgh despite a last place fin- In 1D50 and a sweeping chang« the front office Irom ownership own. 1—Meyer ha* been told to IM.VC .s Knoxvllle, Tenn., home to meet ith nlckcy at st, Petersburg Vuirsday. Rickey la en route her* •om New York, it wa* felt that ou don't call A man hundreds of llc.s from home to tell him he U red. Selkirk to IUtie& J—A New York Yoiikee official o»IWed that Meyer was Kama* lly'a first choice to succeed jot <uhe! tut manager. When Kanstw Jity became convinced, according o this official, that Meyer would emaln at Pittsburgh, the Blue*' iost went to George Selkirk, Th« ornier Yankee outfielder, who led Blnnhamton to second place In thft Eastern League last year, was officially named to the Karuu City iost last night. 3—Rickey Is loathe to pay Meyer 40,000 for not managing In ndrti- .lon to paying another man for doing the Job. Meyer hua an Ironbound contract stipulating that h« }e paid unlcM he quits. And Bill iins no Intention of doing that. Tiranch Rickey, Jr., newly appointed Pittsburgh executive, **Sd he had "no definite word on th« Meyer fit I nation." Another Associated Press report WRJ; confirmed, be-sides the Selkirk appointment, with the announcement by Louisville President M Dougherty that Frank (Pinky) HigBlns had been named manager of the Colonels to succeed talki Ryba. Rylia lo Cards* Ryba later was expected to tak« over the reins of the Columbus club left vacant by the resignation of Rollle, Hemsley. Columbus President Al Banister admitted that Ryba wn.i "high on the list of candidates." Ryba, also Is a candidate for a coaching job with the St. Louis Cardinals, was to confer today with Marty Marlon, newly appointed Red Bird skipper, Other minor league managerial Jobs reported filled but not officially announced arc: Denny Borgnmnn at Houston. Lambert (Dtitcti) Meyer at Dallas, and Harry Cralt al Binghnmton. Petroleum Bowl Plans Dropped SHREVEPORT, Ln., Dec. 5. iAP> —The proposed. Petroleum Howl football game ha,s been abandoned after a second tentn turned clown a bid lo play, s The game, scheduled here for Dec. 30, would have pitted Louisiana State University against Southern Mcthortlst. SMU rejected a bid Saturday. Yesterday LSU athletic director T. P. Heard said his school also rejected the bid. 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